Travelers are voting Douglas Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake and Fontana Lake as the best of 3 lakes near Gatlinburg. There are 3 lakes near Alcoa a city just 30 km from Gatlinburg and 2 lakes near Waynesville which is 31 km distant. The most popular of these are Douglas Lake near Alcoa and Lake Toxaway in Waynesville. You can find 19 lakes in North Carolina and 2105 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in North Carolina is Randleman Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Gatlinburg.